White Collar Criminal Defense
With an ex-Assistant United State Attorney recognized as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in the region as a senior partner, and another senior partner who has defended individuals accused of federal crimes throughout his career, Smith & Fawer has long been known as a white collar criminal defense boutique. The firm is often called upon to counsel individuals under federal investigation, to represent witnesses called before investigating authorities for questioning, and to either negotiate or try the case on behalf of the individuals charged with federal infractions.
Examples of the firm’s prior representations in this area include:
- Representation of numerous public officials, including a sitting Governor, a sitting Congressman, a sitting Federal Judge, a sitting State Senator, and a former Deputy Mayor and City Councilwoman in various cases;
- Representation of numerous businessmen facing charges of securities fraud, mail and wire fraud, bribery, tax violations, money laundering, structuring financial transactions, harboring illegal aliens, and RICO in various stages of federal cases, including grand jury testimony, plea negotiations, trial and appeal;
- Representation of corporations charged with money laundering, structuring financial transactions, harboring illegal aliens, and environmental crimes in various cases.